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Monday, September 27, 2010

Michigan Weekend with Jordan

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to greet the new week. Jordan and I spent Friday and Saturday in Michigan. We had a fantastic time, but I'm a little worn out.

We left Friday morning after Jordan got home from work. Our first stop was Dundee, Michigan. Jordan is a new hunter and he wanted to stop at Cabela's to buy some new arrows
for his crossbow.

While Jordan's new arrows were being cut, we looked around. Cabela's is an outdoorsman's dream with all its hunting and camping gear. They did have some rustic home decor and I was able to pick up some autumnal napkins at a reasonable price. Overall, their prices seemed a little steep.

Frankenmuth was our final destination for Friday. Michigan's Little Bavaria sits on the Cass River between Flint and Saginaw. We ALWAYS stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Everything you could possibly want in a resort is right here at the lodge. The lodge sits on 13 acres and offers 5 indoor pools, 3 whirlpools, a huge arcade area where you can win tickets that can be turned in for prizes, indoor 18-hole miniature golf course, and a play village for the little ones.

Normally, we spend a lot of time making use of all these amenities. This was a whirlwind trip so we were unable to spend any time playing. Jordan worked Thursday night so he was tired and was fighting a cold. He definitely needed a nap.

While he slept for a couple of hours, I headed to one of Frankenmuth's most celebrated locations, Bronner's! It is Christmas at Bronner's year round. Visiting Bronner's is always the highlight of my trip to Frankenmuth. It is huge! The store is the length of 1 1/2 football fields and offers 50,000 seasonal trims and gifts.

Saturday, we got up early and headed back south to Ann Arbor for the Michigan v Bowling Green football game. As I explained here, Jordan is a Michigan fan living in an Ohio State family. I wanted to take him to a game for a very long time, but this is the first opportunity, thanks to my brother Brad, we had to actually go.

Pregame warm-ups

The bands each played

The Maize and Blue come onto the field to Hail to the Victors

Final score? Michigan - 65, Bowling Green - 21,

Mom and Jordan - ONE GREAT WEEKEND!


I will be linking to Mosaic Monday and Blue Monday.


  1. Sounds like a great trip! I love Bronners, I only get the catalog though, I hope you found something fun there too!
    Thanks for adding the Pumpkin Party to your sidebar, have a great week:@)

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoyed your mosaics!

  3. Looks like a really great trip but my favorite photo is the last one with your sweet smile.

  4. Well, glad you made it out of that place ok (meaning the stadium of course). My husband loves that Cabela's place. Glad you had fun!

  5. What a great weekend for you both! We have a Cabelas's just east of us here in Zanesville but I have never been there but there is a fantastic shopping complex surrounding it near Wheeling. I have never been to Frankenmuth either but would be a great place to see too! Glad you had such a nice weekend!~Hugs, Patti

  6. How fun! I have been to Michigan a grand total of ONE time in my entire life! And it's just about 100 miles to the north give or take. This looks like a great place for our girls to have fun AND Mom and Dad too! Thanks for the great idea! With an early harvest going on, maybe we can sneak away up there for a long weekend!

  7. Lovely mosaic and great Blue Monday idea. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  8. Wow, Blue did it!

    Happy Blue Monday, La!

  9. Sounds like the two of you had a great weekend and I'm glad to see that his team WON! That Christmas store looks wonderful!!!


  10. Wow! I bet you were a little wiped out after that busy weekend! Sounds wonderful!
    Love your picture collages!

  11. That is a lot to fit into one weekend! We love our trips to Michigan...we've never been to Frankenmuth, although I've read about it. I'm glad you both had fun!

  12. That was a whirlwind! I just heard about from Cabella's for the first time ever, less than a week ago....and then here it is in your blog. Gotta love blogging!

  13. I have heard of that Bronners store... Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I would LOVE to go there someday!

  14. Bronner's is one of my favorite placed to visit in Michigan! I love that it's Christmas year round when you step into the store. Your post made me miss my home state :(


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